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1955—After almost a year of construction, Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Calif.
1951—J.D. Salinger's novel 'Catcher in the Rye,' which took him 10 years to write, is published.
1606—Printmaker and painter Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden, Holland.
1914—Babe Ruth makes his major-league debut with the Boston Red Sox.
1940—The Battle of Britain begins as the German Luftwaffe attacks from across the English Channel.
1981—Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor to the United States Supreme Court.
1976—North and South Vietnam are reunited as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after 20 years of war.
Americans slaughtered their countrymen in the bloody Battle of Waxhaws in the woods of South Carolina
America needed the French to defeat the Brits, but it was Paris that lost in the end
African-Americans ended up on both sides of the war, though they shared the goal of evading slavery.